The 6th Bomb Group

Tinian North Field - Atomic Bomb Pits - Then and Now


The Atomic Bomb Pits - Then

The atomic bomb pits were used to load the atomic bombs on the B-29s of the 509th Composite Group (the "Atom Bombers"). Here, the Enola Gay backs up over the bomb pit containing the atomic bomb.

The Atomic Bomb Pits - Now

An aerial view of the atomic bomb pits today.  The entire area is now overgrown with vegetation.  The atomic bomb pits from the northwest, facing southeast.


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Bomb Pit #2 - Facing north, bomb pit #2 is located to the left (west).


Bomb Pit #1 - Facing north, bomb pit #1 is located to the right (east).